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Can Mach3 work on stepper driver with RS232 interface
« on: September 13, 2010, 01:58:12 AM »
Someone told me that Mach3 just can work with parallel port stepper driver, is it right?
If I have a stepper controller with RS232 interface or CANBus, how could use Mach3 software? Thanks
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Re: Can Mach3 work on stepper driver with RS232 interface
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 03:06:12 AM »
your answer is NO
mach can work with parallel and another hardware( for example :SS or Galil or Kflop ...)


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Re: Can Mach3 work on stepper driver with RS232 interface
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 04:13:15 AM »
Thanks! But how could Mach3 work with XYZ or more than three-axis serveral parallel port drives?
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Re: Can Mach3 work on stepper driver with RS232 interface
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 04:14:28 AM »
you can read manual for start.


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Re: Can Mach3 work on stepper driver with RS232 interface
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 06:14:18 AM »
Thanks! But how could Mach3 work with XYZ or more than three-axis serveral parallel port drives?
Only two parallel port pins are needed for each motor driver. A "standard" parallel port has 5 inputs and 13 outputs. More than enough to run 3 motors, spindle on/off, dust exctractor, limit switches, home switches etc.

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Re: Can Mach3 work on stepper driver with RS232 interface
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2011, 05:20:29 AM »
With many thanks to Stirling, that's really helpful to me a newbie
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